- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 30, 2000


China discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring Zhao Qizheng, minister of the State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China, discussing "How the Chinese People View America." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Missile defense all day The National Academy of Sciences hosts a meeting on "Naval Forces' Capability for Theater Missile Defense." Location: Cecil and Ida Green Building, 2001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-3523.


Travels to Colombia, where he tours the port of Cartagena and is briefed on drug-interdiction efforts, meets with Colombian President Andres Pastrana and a U.S. congressional delegation led by Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, and visits a low-income neighborhood to tour a new Casa de Justicia.


11 a.m. Holds a health care town meeting with local residents, Smith Memorial Center, Portland State University, Portland, Ore.


9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases the weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.
5 p.m. Agriculture Department, World Agricultural Outlook Board releases the weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-5447.


8:30 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the advisory committee on reactor safeguards. Location: Conference Room T-2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-6805.
9 a.m. General Accounting Office holds a meeting of the federal accounting standards advisory board. Location: Elmer Briefing Room, Room 7C13, 441 G St. NW. Contact: 202/512-7350.
11 a.m. International Trade Commission holds a meeting. Location: Room 101, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-2000.


No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


American Political Science Association meeting all day The American Political Science Association holds its annual meeting, "Political Science as Discipline? Reconsidering Power, Choice and the State at Century's End."

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Short courses.

1:30 p.m. Conference for department chairmen.

5 p.m. Welcome and orientation reception for international visitors, graduate students and first-time attendees.

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/483-2512.

Report release all day The Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics releases a report stating that 1.5 million children have parents in prison. Location: BJS Fax-on-demand, 301/519-5550; Select documents 215 and 216. Contact: 202/307-0784.

Computer crime discussion 8 a.m. Cisco Systems and the Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce host a technology breakfast, featuring a discussion, "Computer Crime and Cyber Terrorism." The speaker is David Green of the Justice Department. Location: Center for Innovative Technology, 2214 Rock Hill Road, Herndon. Contact: 703/437-6366.

Web personalization seminar 8 a.m. Dynamo Users Group presents a seminar titled "Emerging Trends in Web Personalization." Location: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. Contact: 703/883-8220.

Course 8:30 a.m. Fig Leaf Software presents a three-day course, "Fast Track to Cold Fusion," for Web developers, Aug. 28-30. Location: 1400 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/797-5474.

Racist acts news conference 9:30 a.m. Thelan Reid & Priest holds a news conference to announce new evidence of racist acts in the Secret Service. The participants include Ron Schmidt and John Relman, lawyers, and 10 black current and former Secret Service agents. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/508-4058 or 202/508-4135.

Report release 9:30 a.m. The Employment Policy Foundation holds a news conference to release its report, "Workplace Policy for the New Economy: The American Workplace 2000." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/789-8682.

Princess Diana news conference 9:30 a.m. Lobel, Novins & Lamont hold a news conference to reveal new information on the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed. The participants include Mark Zaid, lawyer, Lobel, Novins & Lamont; John McNamara, director of security for Harrods Limited, London; and Ian Burton, solicitor, Burton Copeland, London. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/371-6626.

Congressional CPR Day 10 a.m. The American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, the D.C. Fire Department and the International Association of Fire Chiefs sponsor the annual Congressional CPR Day. Location: Caucus Room, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/639-3591 or 202/785-7925.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People news conference noon The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Federal Sector Task Force holds a news conference to call for the resignation of the Environmental Protection Agency administrator. Lawyers David Shapiro and Roy Mullman participate. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (near the Palomino Restaurant). Contact: 202/332-3199.

Young voters news conference 12:30 p.m. World Wrestling Federation Entertainment (WWFE) and Youth Vote 2000 hold a news conference to announce steps that WWFE and Youth Vote 2000 have taken to energize young voters about November's elections. The speakers are Linda McMahon, CEO of WWFE, and Julia Cohen, executive director of Youth Vote 2000. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/778-1066.

Alliance for Marriage news conference 12:30 p.m. The Alliance for Marriage holds a news conference to release a National Wirthlin Poll showing Americans rank strengthening marriage and families as the primary domestic policy issue for the November elections. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/607-7483.

Holocaust survivor interview 1 p.m. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum presents its weekly interview with a Holocaust survivor. Herman Taube, who survived the war in Siberia and Uzbekistan while his family perished in the Lodz, Poland, ghetto, participates. Location: Helena Rubinstein Auditorium, Holocaust Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place. Contact: 202/488-0400.

Cleanup agreement announcement 1:30 p.m. The Defense Department holds a news conference to announce a multisite cleanup agreement with the state of New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection. The participants include: Sherri Goodman, deputy undersecretary of defense for environmental security, and officials from New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection. Location: Press Briefing Room 2E781, Pentagon. Contact: 703/697-9312.

Law enforcement discussion 1:30 p.m. The office of Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, hosts an annual law enforcement roundtable discussion with police chiefs, barracks commanders and state's attorneys. The event includes a presentation by the FBI's Innocent Images Operation (federal agents posing as children on line to catch child molesters). Location: Show Place Arena, Route 4, Upper Marlboro. Contact: 202/225-4131.

Professional development program 3:30 p.m. The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce presents its "Biz Essentials" professional development program, featuring discussion on "Effective Customer Relationships through Conflict Resolution." Elizabeth Williams, Georgetown University, participates. Location: Suite 350, 8230 Old Courthouse Road, Vienna. Contact: 703/749-0409, Ext. 122.

Etiquette seminar 6:30 p.m. Social Know How presents an etiquette seminar titled "Tools for Life." The speaker is Ingeborg Wagner Kolodney, executive director of the Viennese Opera Ball in Washington. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/237-5202.

Training 7:30 p.m. The Fairfax County Republican Committee holds a training session for precinct captains. Location: Rooms 2 and 3, Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Contact: 703/256-0202.

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